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Tastemaker Award Winners, Snow’s BBQ Pork Steak, and More A.M. Intel

The latest 13 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

During last night's Culturemap Tastermaker Awards, Dai Due was named restaurant of the year, Oasthouse Kitchen and Bar as best new restaurant, Olamaie's Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas as chefs of the year, Juniper's Nicholas Yanes as rising star chef, Janina O'Leary as pastry chef, The Townsend as bar with Justin Elliott as bartender, and many more.

Learn all about Snow's BBQ's pork steak over on Texas Monthly.

— In-N-Out Burger is making its way to Lubbock.

— Hotelier Liz Lambert is adding another spot to her portfolio: Austin Hotel on South Congress. She'll soon have a total of four hotels in the area, including Hotel San Jose, Hotel San Cecilia, and the forthcoming Hotel Magdalena in 2018.

— There's a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the owners of Nau's Enfield Drug after Lambert Labay had a heart attack in February.

— One of Austin’s favorite taco chains, Tacodeli, is coming to Houston. It will open this fall.

— Madelyn Kay, bartender at Vox Table and Ms. Speed Rack Texas winer, enjoys Alessio Bianco vermouth in the summer.

— A second Moviehouse & Eatery is coming to William Cannon Drive, scheduled to open in March 2018.

— Juliet beverage director Jeramy Campbell won the Experience Cognac competition in New York with his Heard It Through The Grapevine cocktail, and gets to travel to the French area.

— Austin food blogger What Jew Wanna Eat is publishing a Jewish desserts cookbook, out in September.

— Foursquare figured out the country’s most popular beer gardens, with Banger’s at the top, followed by The ABGB and Craft Pride.

— Renderings were revealed for the new building taking over the food trailer park on 801 Barton Springs, which will include a ground-floor restaurant.

The Statesman profiled Austin's first restaurant delivery service from 1986, Eat Out In. Then-participating places included Chinatown, shuttered Katz's Deli, Chuy's, and County Line.

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N FM 620 Bldg B, Austin, TX 78726 (512) 501-3520


1610 San Antonio Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-2796 Visit Website

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 386-1656 Visit Website


8490 Sunset Boulevard, , CA 90069 (424) 281-1890 Visit Website

Dai Due

2406 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 524-0688 Visit Website

The Townsend [CLOSED]

718 Congress Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 887-8778

Austin Motel

1220 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 441-1157 Visit Website

Vox Table [Closed]

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 (512) 375-4869 Visit Website

Oasthouse Gastropub

8300 N FM 620 Bldg E, Austin, TX 78726 (737) 222-5779 Visit Website


1902 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (713) 357-7770 Visit Website

Nau's Enfield Drug

1115 West Lynn Street, , TX 78703 (512) 476-1221 Visit Website

In-N-Out Burger

4508 I-35 N, Austin, TX 78751 (800) 786-1000 Visit Website